Ketogenic Diet as a Metabolic Therapy for Mood Disorders

Despite significant advances in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, mood disorders remain a significant source of mental capital loss, with high rates of treatment resistance, requiring a coordinated effort in investigation and development of efficient, tolerable and accessible novel interventions. Ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carb diet that substantially changes the energetic matrix of the body […]

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Carbohydrates Are Killing Us

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Type 3 Diabetes?

For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, as well as the onset of eventual outward symptoms, of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part […]

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Heart attacks at strokes ‘set to soar 30% due to diabetes epidemic’

Patients with type 2 diabetes were two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, the British Heart Foundation said,  Heart attacks and strokes will rocket over the coming years as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the nation takes its toll, a charity has warned. The increase could be as high as […]

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Children as young as NINE suffering from diabetes as cases also soar among teens

Children as young as nine are being treated for type 2 diabetes in a devastating consequence of the obesity crisis. Doctors are reporting a surge in cases among children and teenagers – whereas 20 years ago the illness had only ever been seen in adults. A national audit shows the number of under-25s being treated for […]

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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure

Harumi Okuyama outlines the research that lead to his paper that argues statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure. ‘Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms’ published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology in February 2015. Our review on cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, was published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology in 2015, and had been downloaded from the journal […]

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White Matter Lipids as a Ketogenic Fuel Supply in Aging Female Brain: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

White matter degeneration is a pathological hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s. Age remains the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s and the prevalence of age-related late onset Alzheimer’s is greatest in females. We investigated mechanisms underlying white matter degeneration in an animal model consistent with the sex at greatest Alzheimer’s risk. Results of these analyses […]

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What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?

TIME Magazine just published an in-depth article on Intermittent Fasting! A few highlights: – Good evidence that intermittent fasting is producing weight-loss benefits, can reduce inflammation, reduce blood pressure and resting heart rate, and have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. – Studies comparing IF to traditional calorie-cutting diets have found that people lose more […]

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Saturated fats no longer the true enemy

Saturated fats are not the enemy. But processed foods are, according to a new policy statement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. On Thursday, the foundation released a new policy statement that questions conventional wisdom about the dangers of saturated fats on the heart. Saturated fat is found naturally in red meat, dairy […]

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Autophagy & Intermittent Fasting: Activate Garbage Recycling and Cellular Remodeling

Dr. Berg talks about the amazing health benefits of autophagy using intermittent fasting. Autophagy is the condition whereby the cells start to recycle damaged and garbage parts (defects) into basic elements thereby allowing the cells to remodel itself. The free fatty acids and free amino acids can then start to rejuvenate the skin, muscles, brain, […]

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